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Police burst kidnappers hideout in Avu-Ihiagwa forest, arrest 5 suspects - ITREALMS

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Based on credible intelligence, operatives of the Imo State Police Command Special Tactical Unit led by the Commissioner of Police, CP Aboki Danjuma in synergy with some local hunters stormed a suspected kidnapper’s hideout in a forest between Avu and Ihiagwa, on 29/01/2024 and arrested of 5 suspected kidnappers, reports ITREALMS.
Police burst kidnappers hideout in Avu-Ihiagwa forest, arrest 5 suspects - ITREALMS
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for Imo State Command, ASP Okoye Henry in a press statement available to ITREALMS gave the names of the suspects as Muazu Awuta, 30 ‘m’ yrs, Abdullahi Abubakar, ‘m’ 32yrs, Ozeru Sabo ‘m’ 25yrs, Saddam Suleiman, ‘m’ 27yrs, Bashir Yahaya, ‘m’, 28yrs all of Jau LGA of Jigawa State.

He also said that the suspects are currently undergoing investigation and have provided useful information to the Police that will lead to the arrest of other syndicates at large.

He revealed that on combing the forest, two decomposing unidentified corpses suspected to be kidnapped victims and other items like telephones, wristwatches, shoes, and slippers were recovered.

"The command intends to carry out further DNA confirmatory test to ascertain the identity of the deceased," he said.

Additionally, he said, five operational motorcycles of the suspected kidnappers were also recovered.

The command has intensified operation in the forest and other identified black spots with the aim of stamping out all forms of crime and criminality in the State.

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